The Writer’s Chronicle Features Archive

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Article Date Author Name

Kurt Brown and What You Can Do for Poetry

Online-only Exclusives

David J. Rothman

An Interview with Nick Hornby

February 2003

Tom DeMarchi

The Postmodern Memoir

March/April 2012

Hugh Ryan

The Absence of Their Presence: Mythic Character in Fiction

December 2011

Steven Schwartz

Self-Awareness & Self-Deception: Beyond the Unreliable Narrator

May/Summer 2011

Sarah Stone

Poetry & Memorability

December 2010

Mark Irwin

How We Are Changed by the Rhythms of Poetry

September 2009

Karin de Weille

Silence & Storytelling

February 2009

Alice Mattison

Elegy for Desire: Luis Omar Salinas 1937-2008

October/November 2008

Christopher Buckley

The Meandering River: An Overview of the Subgenres of Creative Nonfiction

September 2008

Sue William Silverman

On Difficulty in Poetry

May/Summer 2008

Reginald Shepherd

Time's Harrow: A Study in the Nature of Time and Fiction

December 2006

Brian Tierney

An Interview with Rita Dove

October/November 2005

Elizabeth Alexander

Peering at Privacy in Creative Nonfiction

September 2004

Kaylene Johnson

An Interview with Ai

December 2003

Tomas Q. Morin

The Treasure Trove of Metaphor: More on Poetry Anthologies

October/November 2003

Rachel Hadas

Telescope, Well Bucket, Furnace: Poetry Beyond the Classroom

March/April 2003

Jane Hirshfield

A Conversation with Dorothy Allison

October/November 2002

Renée Olander

Ghost Writing

September 2002

Barbara Feinman Todd

Poetry and Survival

September 2002

Gregory Orr

An Interview with Li-Young Lee

May/Summer 2002

Marie Jordan

Interview of T. Coraghessan Boyle

October/November 2001

Liam Callanan

Bend Sinister: A Handbook for Writers

October/November 2000

Alice McDermott

From Long Shots to X-Rays: Distance & Point of View in Fiction Writing

September 2000

David Jauss

Reviewing Literary Citizenship

September 1995

Valerie Miner

Whole Sight: Notes on New Black Fiction

February 1985

Charles Johnson

Solitude or Community: Writing As It is Taught

September 1980

Donald Justice

How to Write Pretty Sentences About Exploding Helicopters: An Interview with Benjamin Percy

March/April 2015

Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum

The Quarrel with Ourselves: Robert Penn Warren’s “World of Action and Liability”

March/April 2015

Natasha Trethewey

Three Quick Studies of the Image

March/April 2015

Tony Hoagland

GLBTQ Protagonists and the Mainstream Market

March/April 2015

Krista Humphrey

Organized Curiosity: Creative Writers and the Research Life

March/April 2015

Christopher Cokinos

The Master Craftsman: Function Follows Form in Henry James’s The Portrait of a Lady

March/April 2015

Douglas Bauer

An Interview with Rebecca McClanahan

March/April 2015

Sharon DeBartolo Carmack

Not as Easy as You Think: Re-evaluating the Workshop Model

Online-only Exclusives

Oindrila Mukherjee

An Interview with W.S. Merwin

February 2015

Christian McEwen

Notes to You: Second Person in Creative Nonfiction

February 2015

James Chesbro

Strange Reaches, Impossibility, and Big Hidden Drawers: Poetry and Paradox

February 2015

Jane Hirshfield

An Interview with N.S. Köenings

February 2015

Elena Petricone

Reading, Writing, Teaching, Time: A Round-Table Discussion

February 2015

Rachel Hadas

The Anatomy of the Lotus: Conversation with Translator Carolyne Wright on Translation, Poetry, Romance, & Political Resistance in Bangladesh with an Additional Conversation with Poet Shamim Azad & Translator Manzoorul Islam

February 2015

Debrah Lechner

The Last Word: The Poet and the Poem From the Library of Congress: Poets Laureate on Public Radio, 1977-2014

February 2015

Grace Cavalieri

Love, Death, and Books

December 2014

Audrey Ferber

An Interview with Maxine Kumin

December 2014

Christian McEwen

Framing the Global Moment: A 21st-Century Writer’s Approach to Narrative Craft

December 2014

Robert Powers

Name Game: Creating Character in Nonfiction

December 2014

Lacey Schultz

Pull Any String of the Spider Web and the Whole Thing Vibrates: An Argument/Conversation

December 2014

David Shields and Davis Schneiderman

How to Tell a True Resistance Story: Fiction and History

December 2014

Hillary Moses Mohaupt

Two Modes of Disclosure: A Meditation on the Craft of Poetry

December 2014

H.L. Hix

Ars Poetica and the Talking Cure: Poetry, Therapy, & the Quest to Create

October/November 2014

Lisa C. Krueger

The Poet’s Arts: Empathy, “Spiritual Endurance,” & Witness: An Interview with Cyrus Cassells

October/November 2014

Christopher Hennessy

Memoir with a View: The Window, as Motif and Metaphor, in Creative Nonfiction

October/November 2014

Sue William Silverman

More Scope & Kindness & Power in My Books: An Interview with George Saunders

October/November 2014

Jeanie Chung

Foundational Documents and the Nature of Lyric

October/November 2014

Gregory Orr

The Last Word: On Rejection & Resurrection

October/November 2014

Donald Hall

The World of the Story

October/November 2014

Eileen Pollack

An Interview with Philip Gerard

September 2014

Frank Tascone

I Have Killed My Black Goat: Violence in Ai’s Poetry

September 2014

Leslie McGrath

Writing the Z-Axis: Reflection in the Nonfiction Workshop

September 2014

Sean Ironman

Writing Under Another Name

September 2014

Ronald Goldfarb

An Interview with Xu Xi

September 2014

Jeanie Chung

Raiding the Larder: Research in Fact-Based Fiction

September 2014

Debra Spark

I Dance For the Joy of Surviving: Stanley Kunitz’s Meditations on the Writing Life

September 2014

Dante Di Stefano

Heart to Chart: Helping Students Visualize Our Responses to Their Fiction

Online-only Exclusives

Donald Secreast

Not Releasing the Genie: On the Poetry of Stuff vs. The Poetry of Knowledge

May/Summer 2014

David Wojahn

Chronicler, Risk-Taker, Breaker Of Silence: An Interview with Camille T. Dungy

May/Summer 2014

Leslie McGrath

Books and Islands: On Reading Lawrence Durrell in Greece

May/Summer 2014

Linda Lappin

Paintings in Fiction: Ten Lessons From the Masters of Ekphrasis

May/Summer 2014

Stephanie Coyne DeGhett

Why Do We Write?

May/Summer 2014

Annie Proulx

Hello I Must Be Going: The Poetry of Farewell

May/Summer 2014

Daniel Tobin

The Last Word: Demystifying the Writing Process

May/Summer 2014

Bernard Cooper

A Conversation with John Edgar Wideman & Suketu Mehta

May/Summer 2014

Sejal Shah

And, Lovely, Learn by Going: Sestina and Villanelle—Poetry’s Lovely Ugly Sisters

March/April 2014

Lucinda Roy

Making Sense of a Sense of Place

March/April 2014

Cynthia Neely

An Interview with Richard Bausch

March/April 2014

Sarah Anne Johnson

Je Suis Ein Americano: The Genius of American Diction

March/April 2014

Tony Hoagland

An Interview with Wanda Coleman

March/April 2014

Natasha Sajé

Knocking the World Askew

March/April 2014

Amy Hassinger

Is and Isn’t: Literary Upheavals in the Post-Real Landscape

March/April 2014

Chris Gavaler

Wear the Day Well: An Interview with Sonia Sanchez

February 2014

Remica Bingham

Printers, Bookleggers, and ‘Spicy’ Books: James Joyce in the Book Industry

February 2014

Patrick Coleman

Truthtelling and More: Voice and Context in the Poetry of Tony Hoagland

February 2014

Katie Sheehan

Walk Through Darkness: An Interview with David Anthony Durham

February 2014

Hunter Liguore

Mess and Mayhem: The Plural Histories of Collaborative Writing

February 2014

Ravi Shankar

The Quick and the Dead: An Energy Crisis in Poetry

February 2014

Charles Harper Webb

The Last Word: The Indelible Image

February 2014

Benjamin Percy

I Set Out to See if I Could Breathe on my Own: An Interview with Linda Gregerson

December 2013

Brian Brodeur

Mindfulness and Memoir

December 2013

Julie Wittes Schlack

Stephen Dunn, the Ice Traveler, & the Other

December 2013

Andrea Hollander

Revolutionary Shoes: On Activism & Art An Interview with Diane Lefer

December 2013

Natasha Sajé

Stevie Smith's Facebook Problem

December 2013

Martha Cooley

Icons of the Everyday: Postcard Sleight of Hand & the Short Story

December 2013

Stephanie Coyne DeGhett

The Last Word: My Listening Was Mumbling

December 2013

Bob Hicok

The Golden Pelt: Berryman & the Fame Equation

October/November 2013

Michael Shou-Yung Shum

Hearkee, Ye Raskal! Hear Me, Sirrah: The Conundrum of Dialogue in Historical Fiction

October/November 2013

Larry Feign

Marianne Moore & the Politesse of Protest

October/November 2013

Joy Ladin

More: An Interview with Jane Hirshfield

October/November 2013

Amy Pence

The Changing Publishing Landscape

October/November 2013

Ronald Goldfarb

Economy, Intensity, & Ferocity: The Poems of R.S. Thomas

October/November 2013

Stephen Dobyns

A Spiral Walk Through the Golden Mean: A Foray into the Structure of Thought & Invention

October/November 2013

Leslie Ullman

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